Villa RubiaIT1320

Otricoli · Umbria

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  • Relaxing country views
  • A dip in the 7m x 5m pool
  • Strolling among ancient Roman ruins within the grounds
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Eating fresh produce from the villa's orchard
  • Being so close to the local village


Private holiday home on Umbria Lazio borders: Villa Rubia is a completely renovated and modernised country villa, itself built on the remains of a Roman villa, which is set in open countryside between Rome and Florence.  It is surrounded by verdant hills and extensive parkland, right on the border between Umbria and Lazio. Not far from here, the river Tiber bends as it is crossed over by the ancient Roman via Flaminia connecting Rome to Rimini on the Adriatic coast through the Apennine mountains.

Situated in a slightly elevated position, Villa Rubia enjoys far reaching views over the fields, olive groves and hills which can be admired from the bedrooms and the living room thanks to its modern architecture incorporating large glass panels, windows and French doors opening onto the garden and terraced patio area. A covered gazebo provides ample space for your summer meals al fresco, surrounded by an enchanting landscape. Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring the grounds of this villa in search of clues from the Roman era and, if you take a pleasant stroll, you can see what remains of a once glorious amphitheatre in Otricoli.

Dotted with many archaeological sites charting its Latin/Etruscan heritage, this area enjoys a very peaceful atmosphere and charm of days gone by. The beautiful but little-known area, known as Tuscia, around the splendid town of Viterbo is a patchwork of the finest Italian landscape where you can find fortified hilltop villages, wild ravines, Medieval monasteries such as Vitorchiano, and age-old pilgrimage routes. During the Renaissance many influential aristocratic families built their palaces in this region chosen for its unspoilt beauty and the proximity to the Eternal City. The convenient location of Villa Rubia enables you to easily reach some of the most attractive destinations in Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. In just over one hour you can in fact sunbathe on the sandy beaches of the Tyrrhenian coast, such as Lido di Tarquinia or Riva dei Tarquini, or on the volcanic beaches of Lake Bolsena where many water sports are available. For everything else, Rome is just an hour's drive from Villa Rubia, and Florence 2 hours.

Insider Tips

This beautiful villa newly restored offers an ideal solution for people who want to visit Rome and live at the same time in the countryside. The casale is located at about 2 km from the hilltop village of Otricoli in the very south of Umbria. The house was built on the ruins of a small Roman villa and all the area around is dotted with Roman ruins. People of the area are known for their distinctive cuisine, friendliness and hospitality. This wonderful, tranquil region offers visitors a gorgeous, clean, natural environment, as well as medieval art and architecture, and many sites of historical interest in the countryside. Very closed to the villa are the towns of Narni, Amelia, San Gemini, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, all historical medieval places, and Terni with its impressive Marmore Falls.


Ground floor:
Living/ TV room
, (TV/DVD/CD/Stereo) open fireplace, door to terrace.
Open plan kitchen/ dining room, wood burner, patio doors to garden and terrace.
Twin bedroom (0.85m), ensuite shower room, WC.

Open tread & open sided stairs to first floor (care with children):
Double bedroom (1.60m)views, ensuite shower room, WC.
Twin/double bedroom (1.80m 4-poster bed can be made as 2 x 0.90m twins) (TV), open fireplace, views, ensuite bathroom, WC.

2.4 acres of partly terraced ground, large lawns, mature trees and shrubs, Roman ruins scattered in the garden. Covered gazebo, hammock, outdoor dining facilities, built-in charcoal BBQ. Stone steps (no handrails - care with children) down to private 7m x 5m pool (depth: 1.20m to 1.50m, ladder). Table tennis, soccer court,  volleyball court, parking space available for 3-4 cars. Electric gates. Please note there are some drops in the garden, care with children.


Included: 3 hours mid-week maid service. WiFi internet. Fruit and vegetables in season from the villa orchard and vegetable garden.

Extras: Additional maid service €10 per hour. Air conditioning €100 per week. Winter heating €100 per week. 2 additional beds on request. A local tourist tax may apply.


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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Otricoli 2km
  • Orte | Narni 14km
  • Nepi | Terni 30km
  • Vitorchiano 38km | Viterbo 48km
  • Todi | Orvieto 62km
  • Rome 70km
  • Airport
  • Rome (Ciampino) 85km
  • Rome (Fiumicino) 104km
  • Perugia 104km
  • Railway
  • Orte railway station (trains to Rome) 22km
  • Harbour / Ferry
  • Civitavecchia 103km
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • nearest bar 200m
  • Beach
  • Lake Bracciano 50km
  • Lake Bolsena 68km
  • Lido di Tarquinia 96km
  • Activity
  • Tennis in Otricoli 2km
  • Canoe hire on river Tiber
  • Water Park locally
  • Marmore waterfalls water rafting 35km
  • Lake Bracciano water sports 60km
  • Attractions
  • Castle of Narni 14km
  • Bomarzo Gardens 36km
  • Marmore waterfalls 40km
  • Viterbo old town | cathedral | Grotte Santo Stefano 48km
  • Orvieto cathedral | St Patrick's well | views 63km
  • Lake Bolsena 68km

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